Rheanne Walton: “What Could Be Duller Than That?” – Noel Coward and the Bright Young Things

The Bright Young People were the talk of the town in London in the 1920s. Known for large, frivolous parties, the group of young aristocrats, socialites, and artists were often featured in newspapers for their wild all-night scavenger hunts around the town and other antics. A fair few well-known names are thought to have beenContinue reading “Rheanne Walton: “What Could Be Duller Than That?” – Noel Coward and the Bright Young Things”

Callista Payne: Costume, Designers, and Modern Style

Noël Coward changed the front of British Culture through his art, but it was not without help from several talented fashion and costume designers. Both supporting Coward in friendship and through their artistic expertise in his shows, designers like Gladys Calthrop, and Edward Molyneux created designs that will be celebrated now, in the Noël Coward:Continue reading “Callista Payne: Costume, Designers, and Modern Style”

Emily McGinn: A Look at Coward’s “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”

Noël Coward released “Mad Dogs and Englishmen”in 1931 as part of his The Third Little Show Revue. The song remains one of his most popular works and many people still used the phrase “mad dogs and Englishmen” from this song. The song has also been referenced throughout popular culture, such as being performed on TheContinue reading “Emily McGinn: A Look at Coward’s “Mad Dogs and Englishmen””

Alyssa Sharp: Noël Coward and British Nationalism

Sir Noël Pierce Coward (1899-1973), a British playwright, director, painter, actor, and author, among other things, dabbled within all areas of art during his lifetime. Coward’s friends even referred to him as “The Master” (“Biography.”) due to his constant involvement in and influence upon the arts. Today, we remember him for his countless contributions toContinue reading “Alyssa Sharp: Noël Coward and British Nationalism”